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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Virginia Cavaliers in Battle with Notre Dame Fighting Irish

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame hit the hard court against the Cavaliers of Virginia.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Virginia Cavaliers as -10.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Virginia Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 11-1 and 5-5 ATS Virginia Cavaliers will face the 9-3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who own a 4-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Virginia Cavaliers are 5-5 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-4.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 19 (Virginia) and the No. 56 (Notre Dame) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Virginia's No. 122-ranked scoring average of 75.58 PPG, against a Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense rated No. 96 and allowing 67.67 PPG. The Virginia Cavaliers FG% has averaged 49.93% to date this season, more than the Notre Dame Fighting Irish shooters have managed so far (49.64% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Fighting Irish got 17 points from Steve Vasturia as Notre Dame ran past Liberty 73-56 on Tuesday at Joyce Center.

Anthony Gill scored 17 points leading the Cavaliers to a 71-58 victory over Oakland at John Paul Jones Arena on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • Notre Dame is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 7 games
  • Notre Dame is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Notre Dame is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 6 games
  • Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Notre Dame at Boston College, Thursday, January 7th
Virginia at Virginia Tech, Monday, January 4th